2023 EnvironMentors National Science Fair and Awards Ceremony

The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE), hosted the 2023 EnvironMentors National Science Fair and Awards Ceremony on June 5, 2023. After a 3-year hiatus due to COVID-19, GCSE welcomed 19 high school students, along with their mentors and chapter leaders to Washington, D.C., USA to present their research and projects. Participating chapters included Alabama State University, Chatham University, Future City Inc., Louisiana State University, and Pennsylvania State University. 

Join GCSE in celebrating our Overall Award Winners below: 

Princess Ochweri, 1st place overall winner, next to her research poster

1st Place Overall

Princess Ochweri, Pennsylvania State University Chapter

Project title: Testing for Antimicrobial Properties in Extracts of Skunk Cabbage, Gray Birch, and Daylily

Kyler Connor presenting his research project to judges

2nd Place Overall

Kyler Connor, Louisiana State University Chapter

Project title: Using Foraminifera Assemblages to Understand Environmental Change in Louisiana’s Coastal Waters

David Minn, Brian Guzman, and Kayleb Hernandez receiving their 3rd place overall award certificate

​​​​​3rd Place Overall (tie)

Brian Guzman & Kayleb Hernandez, Future City Inc. Chapter

Project title: Mint & Mosquitos

David Min, Pennsylvania State University chapter

Project title: Correlation Between Congested Traffic and Particulate Matter Concentration​​​

Join GCSE in celebrating our Honorable Mention Award Winners below: 

Tamauri Winn accepting her Community Impact award certificate

Community Impact Award

Tamauri Winn, Chatham University Chapter

Project title: Litter Solutions in Braddock

Ariam and Sarah Gebrezgi with their Environmental Justice award certificate in front of their research posters

Environmental Justice Award

Ariam and Sarah Gebrezgi, Pennsylvania State University Chapter

Project title: Pennsylvania’s Social Vulnerability and Air Pollution in Relation to COVID-19

Za'Kyriaha Brock presenting her research project

Presentation Ability Award

Za'Kyriaha Brock, Louisiana State University Chapter

Project title: Air Pollution and Internal Migration in the United States

Amy Liu presenting her research poster

Public Health Award

Amy Liu, Pennsylvania State University Chapter

Project title: Investigating particulate matter air pollution in an oil and natural gas region in New Mexico and Texas

Desmond Bristow accepting his award certificate

Intersection of Science and Society Award

Desmond Bristow, Alabama State University Chapter

Project title: Comparative Study of P22 Tsp and Two Broad Spectrum Antibiotics against Salmonella enterica

Kiyana McKnight in front of her award winning poster

Sustainability Award

Kiyana McKnight, Louisiana State University Chapter

Project title: Worm Worries: Will Earthworms Grow with Different Fertilizers in the Soil


Watch the Award Ceremony

In case you missed it, watch our award ceremony below.


Thank you to our EnvironMentors supporters:

GCSE would like to extend a great thanks to our participating chapters, mentors, volunteers, and supporters of the EnvironMentors students. GCSE would like to thank our venue host, the American Geophysical Union, our photographer, Imagine Photography, and our program sponsor, Northrop Grumman

To learn more about the EnvironMentors program, visit here.